since time machines don't exist, the answer is to use the most over team(s) to get the other teams over. this is something that has not happened since at least 2009, maybe 2008. maybe even 2007.
I had something more in-depth written but I decided I didn't particularly care, but now it's 3am and I can't sleep so whatever.
Corino and Jacobs need to be the focal point of the division. They are the tag champs. They should not be trotted out to wrestle occasionally and then ignored the rest of the time. Have them do things. I've been watching 1996 WCW a lot lately and the thing that's really striking me is how well Hall and Nash are booked. I mean, it's Hall and Nash and they're like all-time great character workers, but Corino and Jacobs are about as good as that gets on the indies these days so really, just have them be complete and total scumbags. Don't have them tell us they're scumbags, have them show us. It's not particularly hard. Just have them come out and ruin matches, or beat up random dudes backstage, or whatever, I don't know, I don't get paid to do this. The point is that if they're the tag champs, and they're going to stay the tag champs, everything has to center around them for the time being. Don't run stupid angles with their main contenders MAYBE BEING A LITTLE FRUSTRATED WITH EACH OTHER. Everyone is gunning for the champs, so everything focuses on the champs.
The Briscoes need to put someone over. This I know for sure has not happened since 2007 and maybe not even then. Whenever someone beats the Briscoes in what's supposed to be a big grudge match, the Briscoes don't fucking drop it, they always get their win back. Look at the KOW in 2010: the Kings win dirty in Charlotte (though Mark kicks out of the KRS-1, which was stupid), then they win clean in a no DQ match in Toronto, and it's way better than anyone expected it to be. That should have been the end and the both teams could have feuded with someone who could have gained from it. But then they keep feuding for another six months and the feud "culminates" in a six-man tag at Final Battle featuring two non-wrestlers and it's stupid. Also the Briscoes won an elimination tag team match somewhere along the way and it was stupid. Then the Kings have no time to put anyone over before they have to drop the belts to a team that doesn't need them for a feel-good moment that nobody wants to happen.
More egregious was 2011, when the Briscoes feuded with the ANX. After the ANX won the ladder war, what was supposed to be their moment, the Briscoes came out on TV and beat them clean. This was literally like, two weeks after the supposed blowoff. After the Steenerico/Briscoes ladder war, the teams didn't wrestle for over a year. They just stayed away from each other to keep both teams hot from the feud they'd just had. They didn't have a normal match with a clean finish right after they tried to kill each other on PPV.
Basically, something always needs to be happening. This isn't just about the tag division. There needs to be one angle that people watch the shows to see. It doesn't have to be a feud, but it needs to be an angle, and it needs to be on every single show. Period. That angle can be Steen/Corino/Jacobs do what they want because they have all the belts. But it has to be developing on every show. And be "developing" I don't mean "the people in it have to do something", because well yes, they do, but it can't be the same thing every week, or slightly different, and the focus always has to be on Steen/Corino/Jacobs.
Finally, while there should always be a reward for watching the show (namely development of the big angle), the viewer should never feel penalized for missing a single non-major show. This is accomplished through linear storylines that allow the viewer to interpolate and/or extrapolate. Far too many of ROH's storylines over the last couple years have gotten needlessly convoluted and non-linear to the point where the non-hardcore viewer could have trouble following them, which is a major problem when you have exposure as limited as a company like ROH.
There are fairly basic rules to presenting a compelling wrestling product and they should be apparent to anyone with sound common sense who has ever followed a good wrestling product. None of them involve bringing in every Chikara tag team.
I agree with some of this, disagree with other bits, but what I wanted to comment on was the idea of developing anything on "every single show."
I agree 100% percent but ROH can't do that with their current set up. They don't even do a monthly television taping. I think they tape every six weeks for some reason. That means every time they tape, they get three episodes and the only way they can possibly have their stars do back to back appearances is to have them in an inside Ring of honor segment the week before or after they wrestle.
Even this limited way of booking isn't always done, you'll often see the Brisoces or steen not even show up for the other two episodes.
When they do road rage they often have matches that have nothing to do with any fueds or PPV match.
The problem is two fold, they can't possibly have something develope on every show, which you're right about, they should.
AND ON TOP OF THAT... they don't seem to have any desire to.